Tata Zest Hatchback First Look Review

Tata Zest Test Drive in Mumbai

Tata Zest Overview

The Zest has been drawn from the ground up, keeping all of Tata Motors’ baggage from the past aside. Work on this car began nearly three years ago involving over 6,000 engineers and technicians spread across 11 technical centers in five countries. That might seem like a lot of manpower to develop just one car, but then you have to keep in mind the Zest is not just one car – it is the seed, the progeny of things to come from Tata Motors over the next decade.

The other reason for involving so many people in this project is that the Zest is intended to be a global car. The Zest is also not just one car but two, like most modern cars in the compact segment, the platform it has been raised on spawns both a sedan and a hatchback. While the Zest is the sedan, the hatchback is named Bolt and will be introduced in the Indian market in a few months from now.View offers on Tata Zest in New Delhi at Autozhop.

Tata Zest Exterior & Style

One of the biggest consideration aspects while buying a car here in India, is the exterior design or styling. It is said, if you get the visual allure of a product right, that’s half the battle. On this front, the Zest is a huge step up over both the Vista and the Manza. The Zest still has that typical Tata smiley face, which Tata now calls the humanity line. It is the line that runs along the bottom of the grille and connects the headlamps. The headlamps look nicer too, and in this top of the line version, are projector type. The bumper with its large fog lamp housing and a reverse air dam design give the Zest an air of much-needed modernity.

In profile, the Zest doesn’t look very proportionate; it’s more like the Dzire – with a longer hood and a stubbier boot – than the Amaze which clearly is better balanced visually. But with a revised shoulder line and an upswept lower character line, it gives the Zest better road presence. It gets largest in class 15in wheels too. The design for the alloys isn’t exciting, but its size certainly helps the Zest’s stance. At the rear, the Tata Zest has LED tail lamps, a well-defined bumper and boot lid with a thick chrome line dominating proceedings.

Tata Zest Interior & Space

A much bigger surprise is the cabin, which is easily the most modern and classy looking one we’ve seen in a Tata vehicle to date. The two-tone colour scheme makes it feel really airy, and the piano-black and gunmetal grey plastic trim do liven up the dashboard. The steering wheel is smaller in diameter than the Vista’s, it has a smart new hexagonal boss and there are audio controls here too. The speedo and rev counter dials are also very attractive, with a chunky-looking 3D jewelled effect, and a detailed fuel and trip computer nestled between them. It’s not just the look that’s improved, but the quality too. The texture and finish of the plastics look and feel much better to be on par with Maruti and Honda (though not quite at Hyundai’s level). If we’re going to nitpick, panel fit still isn’t perfect, the edges of certain parts are still quite rough, and the shiny plastics still reflect too much. It’s a shame that all the leather trim from the car shown at the Auto Expo 2014 is missing, even on the top-spec car, and that there is just one cup holder in the cabin; the slim door pads could barely fit a half-litre water bottle.

A lot of work has been done to the seats as well, and the big front chairs are well cushioned and supportive. The high dashboard means shorter drivers might have to use the seat height-adjuster (only available on the top trim), but you will be comfortable over long journeys. The rear seat is like a sofa – easily wide enough for three, with good support and space in every direction. The air-conditioning – automatic climate control on the top-spec car, manual otherwise – has also been improved, and though we didn’t have a hot summer’s day to test it on, it regulated cabin temperatures very quickly and efficiently.

Finally, another talking point on the inside is the new infotainment system developed with luxury audio experts Harman (of Harman and Kardon fame). The eight-speaker audio sounds fantastic for this class of car, and gets USB, Bluetooth, aux and SD card input (no CD player though). The touchscreen infotainment system on the top-spec car is very ambitious, offering higher-segment features like a proximity display for the rear parking sensors, alternate controls and display for the air-con, vehicle settings control, and even voice commands. It gets the job done, but is a little rough around the edges; the voice commands are too few and specific, for example. The screen is a bit too reflective to easily read on the move as well, but the unit itself feels really good to use, with high-quality controls. The lower-spec car misses out on the touchscreen, and with it, some of the aforementioned features, but its unit looks neat and works well.

Tata Zest Engine & Gearbox

The Zest comes with a choice of both petrol and diesel engines and that gives the car a versatile customer appeal. The petrol is an all-new turbocharged unit, displacing 1,193cc. Tata Motors likes to claim that this is the first turbocharged engine in the segment, but let me refine that fact, the technology isn’t new to India. Ford has the 1.0-litre Ecoboost and Volkswagen, the 1.2-litre TSI, both turbocharged fuel injected engines, though to be fair to the Zest, neither of the cars these engines power belong in this segment.To know more information on Tata Zest check Basna

So the Revotron has been designed in-house by those 6,000 engineers and technicians I mentioned earlier. The word Revotron comes from blending the words ‘revolution’ and ‘tronel’ which is French for balance. Why did Tata Motors go all the way to France to add balance to their engine beats me! But they did find a fair amount of balance and what has resulted is a brilliant piece of engineering. This 1.2-litre petrol is a clean and smooth engine, it’s also effortless and finally I can say a Tata Motors engine is fun. On a short drive in and around Cansaulim in Goa, the engine revved cleanly put the car into the power band rapidly and never ever felt short of breath. The turbo kicks in around 1,200rpm and that provides torque pretty early in the rev band. You get 90PS of max power at 5,000rpm and 140Nm of torque between 1,750 and 3,500rpm which is par for the segment.

Ironically just as we went to drive this car, petrol prices were hiked by another rupee and some sixty paise per litre. For the domestic market, this engine then may not seem to be a very positive step for Tata Motors but their interests this time around have global repercussions. The petrol engine is intended to capture attention in European and Asian markets where petrol is still a popular choice of fuel. And this engine can easily hold its own against comparative Ecoboost or TSIs of this world.

The diesel engine on the other hand may still be the popular choice for India but it’s not a new engine. This is the same Quadrajet engine that is sourced from Fiat and tuned by Tata Motors. You get 90PS of max power at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of max torque between 1,750 and 3,000rpm. It’s a torquey engine but certainly not as quick as the petrol or for that matter, it does not feel as alive or energetic. That’s not to say this engine is a dud, you can get decent performance out of it, but both the Amaze and the Xcent for instance feel a bit more spirited.

To keep NVH levels in cabin comfortable there are three sound deadening layers. There is an absorptive layer inside the engine bay, followed by a reflective layer inside the cabin on the firewall. This is the wall separating the engine bay from the cabin. And finally there is another absorptive layer over the reflective one. So is the cabin a quiet place? The petrol definitely is but the diesel is also surprisingly quiet if driven calmly.

The interesting bit about both the petrol and diesel engines is the transmissions used in them. The rumours about Tata Motors going in for the AMT transmission can finally be put to rest. Yes there is an automated manual transmission in the Zest but it is provided only with the diesel. The petrol gets a regular manual transmission but bear in mind even the AMT is a manual transmission that uses the same device as Maruti did in the Celerio to actuate gears. All the AMT does is removes the need for a clutch while using an onboard computer to decide when a gear shift is necessary. The AMT has been sourced from Fiat which means it’s a Magnetti Marelli component since they alone supply this technology to Fiat worldwide.Apply car loan for Tata Zest.

The AMT transmission provides both an automatic and a manual shift experience. You get just three driving modes, ‘D’ to drive forward, ‘R’ to back it up and ‘N’ to leave it in neutral. Slip the shift lever to the left and you can then select gears manually by simply sliding the stick up or down to raise or lower the gears. You would have also noticed a small ‘S’ button just below the shifter and that essentially puts the powertrain in Sport mode. In this condition, the transmission will let the engine rev all the way to redline before it shifts a gear. In normal mode, the management system will select the optimum rev point to shift up or down depending on the engine load conditions to maximise fuel efficiency.

Tata Zest Driving Dynamics

Like space, ride quality too has been one of Tata Motors’ strong points. And the Zest is no different. It rides well at slow speeds, and even pronounced undulations, doesn’t unsettle the car too much. Tata has used what they call dual path struts at the front and revised torsion beam axle rating at the rear to achieve this. The dual path struts use a softer rubber at the point where the strut connects with the body in white giving a supple secondary ride before the spring and damper setup comes into play. This has allowed Tata engineers to firm up the latter combo a bit to achieve better cornering ability.

On the road, the Zest doesn’t feel like a go-kart or even a car where handling takes precedence. It is still more comfortable than energetic around a switchback. Not that it feels cumbersome or lazy if that’s the impression the previous line left on you. It’s just not as sharp at turn in or flat around bends or neutrally balanced to keep understeer away as an entertaining handler ought to be. The steering response and feel, on the other hand, particularly for an electrically assisted one, is impressive. It also has feel and is agreeably quick, and because it’s light and not vague, it makes driving the Zest in the city pretty easy.

Tata Zest Braking & Safety

Tata Zest comes equipped with Disc brake as front brake while Drum brake does the duties as the rear brake. This primary braking system responds instantly and to ensure much better braking, the company has also introduced the most advanced, the 9th generation Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) as secondary braking system. Tata has also blessed the Zest with Speed dependent auto door lock system and Front and rear fog lamps. But unfortunately, the XE variants in both the guises miss out on these features.

The company in a bid to avoid any mishap and make sure of maximum safety of the occupants, has also incorporated segment-first, the Corner Stability Control feature in the Tata Zest with mid and top trims. There are also dual front airbags and front seat belts with pre-tensioner & load limiter in the top-end trim. However, for the security of the vehicle; the company has come up with Immobiliser with every variant. But, the top-end trim XT also has a Perimetric alarm system that makes loud sound if any attempt of burglary or thievery is made.

Tata Zest Price in New Delhi

Tata Zest On Road Price is 6,54,475/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,70,663/- in New Delhi. Tata Zest comes in 6 colours, namely Venetian Red,Platinum Silver,Sky Grey,Pristine White,Dune Beige,Buzz Blue. Tata Zest comes with FWD with 1193 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 89 bhp@5000 rpm and Peak Torque 140 Nm@1500-4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Tata Zest comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Tata Zest Verdict

Even a short drive in the new Tata Zest will make you forget everything about the old Indica Vista, so effective are the improvements. The design is a definite step forward and when viewed from certain angles, the car looks genuinely good. The real changes are in the engineering. The ride and handling mix is just spot on, and it’s even fun to chuck around corners. The petrol engine doesn’t quite live up to all the hype Tata put behind it, but in isolation, is very smooth and driveable, and packs adequate punch too. The AMT diesel comes with the compromises typical of this type of gearbox, but for most people in everyday driving, the price, fuel economy and immense convenience factor should outweigh the small foibles. You’ll also have little reason to complain sitting inside, apart from the lack of cabin stowage, and the top-spec car is really well kitted out too.

With the Zest, Tata Motors is taking on a hugely competitive segment dominated by three of the country’s biggest carmakers. It does have a trump card up its sleeve with the diesel auto, however, and this alone should have buyers flocking to showrooms. Tata was the company that started this segment in the first place, remember, and if it prices the Zest as competitively as it historically has its other cars, this could be the car that puts Tata back in the game.

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All What You Need To Know About Hair Transplant

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Hair transplant steps are the most important thing you should know if you are willing to undergo hair transplantation procedure, as you must know all details about your problems, techniques of hair transplantation, and ensure the final look.

Baldness, alopecia, hair loss, or lack of density are considered the worst during males/female’s life, which everyone is seeking to avoid reaching, but if you enter one of those problems, you might consider hair transplant steps.

Hair transplant steps

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure, which depends on transferring the hair follicles from your donor area to the baldness, alopecia, or hair loss areas, so your hair will grow naturally, depending on the common latest techniques, either DHI, FUE, or ROBOT technique. To know more info Consult best Hair Transplant surgeon in Hyderabad at Personiks

Your hair transplant steps will be as follow:

The patient will undergo general checkup and necessary tests such as blood tests and diabetic tests to know the genetic factors, ensuring the public health, and make sure that he is a good candidate to undergo hair replacement.

The first step in hair transplantation:

The doctor examines your scalp and knows the problem that you suffer whether; alopecia, baldness, hair loss, or lack of density, then, he decides the suitable technique, according to your condition, then, he determines the number of follicles that needed to transplant.

The second step:

One of the medical team will shave your hair from the donor area, and sterilize the scalp, then; you will be given local anesthesia by a professional of anesthetics, to relax during the procedure and do not feel any pain.

The third step:

The doctor will harvest the follicles from the donor area, where the back of your head between two ears, using a specific device called micromotor, which consists of a tiny needle called Punch with different measurements of the diameter between 0.4 mm to 0.8 mm. The doctor chooses the measure of the needle, according to the type of follicles.

The medical staff will take the follicles and put them in a biolife solution called HypoThermosol to keep alive as long as possible outside the body; then, the follicles will be sorted by the number of hair, from the micro-grafts of only one hair up to the larger grafts of 4 hairs.

Each technique varies in its steps after the step of harvesting, as all technique standard in the stage of harvesting the follicles but the difference is the techniques of transplantation.

After finishing the harvesting phase, the difference between each technique will appear, so if the doctor decided the FUE technique, the steps after the harvesting stage would be as follow:

A. The patient will be an anesthetic in the baldness areas, called recipient area, where will be implanted.

B. The doctor makes very tiny slits in the baldness or alopecia areas to insert the follicles that harvested from the donor area.

C. One of the medical staff sterilizes the patient’s scalp while implanting the follicles.For more details on Hair transplantation surgery check Cidoc2015

D. After the doctor finishes hair transplant steps, he will put a band around the patient’s head to prevent the fluid loss.

Follicles unit harvesting, known as FUE technique is the global and popular technology, which every doctor prefer to use; it is a leap in hair replacement procedures due to the reduction of side effects such as scars and bleeding, which were resulted from the previous techniques. FUE technique takes a period of six to eight hours.

In case of the doctor choice DHI technique, the steps will be:

1. Instead of making slits, the doctor uses CHOI pens, which are devices, look like a pen that has an accurate head, in which the medical staff put the follicles in that pen one by one, then; the doctor takes the pen and implant the follicles in the recipient area of the scalp with one click by the Choi pen. It the most critical step in hair transplant steps with DHI technique, which needs an expert and efficient doctor.

2. During implant, one of the medical team will sterilize the scalp of the patient, using salt solution.

DHI technique, known as CHOI technique, is the one of the most significant technology in hair transplantation world; it depends on Choi pen that has the ability to control the transplanted hair directions, does not make any scars in the scalp, and gives a natural density and natural appearance, as well the success rate of DHI technique ups to 97%.

CHOI technique is suitable for every person who needs density or solving the problem of baldness, whether scalp, mustache, or beard, in addition to, it does not need to shave the whole hair because of the doctor implant the follicle in a specific area. DHI technique takes 6-8 hours, according to each patient.

If your hair transplant steps by a ROBOT technique, will be as well:

A. The first step in hair transplant steps with Robot HARRTS; the Robot examines your scalp under the supervision of the doctor, in which will consider the donor area and determines the number of follicles that will be harvested, in addition to, identifies the baldness areas

B. The Robot gives a model of the final look of hair, according to the shape of the face.

C. The doctor together with the helping arm of the robot will implant the follicles in the baldness area in a particular way.

D. The robot HARRTS helps to decrease the side effects and complications after hair replacement.

ROBOT technique, known as Robot HARRTS, is the latest technique in hair transplantation technology all over the world, which helps the doctor and considers as an assistant doctor; there are two types of Robot HARRTS, which are Major HARRTS and Mini HARRTS. The difference between the mini and the major Robot HARRTS is the numbers of arms of each, in which Major HARRTS contains four arms, and Mini HARRTS includes two arms. ROBOT technique minimizes the time.

After finish hair transplant steps, it is recommended to take some vitamins and treatments, such as platelet rich plasma PRP. The plasma helps for strength the transplanted follicles and stimulate the follicles to accelerant growth.

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What is Traditional & Digital Marketing?

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The debate between traditional and digital marketing is long and lasting. It ultimately comes down to which one fits the needs of your company. When trying to choose between traditional and digital marketing, why not look at both.

Traditional Marketing

Traditional marketing refers to any type of marketing that isn’t online. This means print, broadcast, direct mail, phone, and outdoor advertising like billboards. From newspapers to radio, this method of marketing helps reach targeted audiences.For  Digital Marketing Agency in London check Vivid SEO.

Traditional marketing is not only one of the oldest forms of marketing, but also one of the most researched. Marketers lean towards this method because it’s tried and true. Everyone encounters some sort of traditional marketing in their everyday lives, whether it’s getting the mail or your daily newspaper.

Traditional marketing plays an important part in reaching local audiences. Ads can be kept for a long period of time, if they’re physical. Plus, there’s an audience who’s easier to reach through traditional marketing than online marketing.

Digital Marketing

Inversely, digital marketing is … well … digital. Digital marketing is any marketing a company conducts online, such as paid social media ads, email marketing, and PPC advertising. Digital marketing has become wildly popular due to the cultural, technological, and societal shifts around us.

Promoted tweets, influencer trips, and Tasty videos are all examples of digital marketing and how expansive it’s become. Even Googling “What is TikTok?” is evidence of effective digital marketing.

As the world becomes more digital, the way we market has evolved. Not only is digital marketing sometimes more cost-effective than traditional, but also it is a more direct way to connect with target audiences globally.

Digital marketing is essential for businesses today. It’s become routine for consumers to conduct research and make purchases online. Just this week, I’ve looked up lunch spots, priced couches, and picked an eye doctor — all using the internet.To know more info on SEO Services check Aryavarta

With all this information, which route should your company go with?

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Mercedes Benz CLA Class Review & Test Drive

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Mercedes Benz CLA Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Class fits into the new breed of compact luxury sedan segment. It has to be said that Mercedes-Benz has done a great job of designing the CLA Class sedan from it’s A and B Class derived platform.

The car is ergonomically comfortable for both front and rear occupants with an acceptable amount of cabin space. However, it can be a bit tight for tall passengers. Leaving aside this glitch, the CLA feels like a full blown luxury sedan. Build quality in typical Mercedes fashion is excellent, so is fit and finish, along with good quality of materials inside the cabin.The dashboard is identical to that of the A-Class hatchback, along with all the instrumentation and switchgear. The CLA Class is a well equipped car and offers plenty of features and gizmos for occupants. View offers on Mercedes-Benz CLA Class in Mumbai at Autozhop.

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Exteriors

The CLA gets her jaw-dropping looks from her stunningly beautiful mother, the A-Class and her suavely handsome father, the CLS-Class. I’d say she’s like the teen supermodel every guy is chasing in college. I think I said some similar stuff in my review of the CLA45 AMG- this car fitted with jet propulsion. The nose is very similar to that of the A-Class but instead of getting the silver diamond grille, MB has provided the CLA with a black diamond grille for a more aggressive stance. The hood is just like it is in the AMG car, it gets two contouring lines on the bonnet that Mercedes calls “power-domes.” Call them whatever you want, those lines make the front end even more appealing than it already is. The sides get distinct lines that extend all the way to the tight rear end and culminate in beautifully laid out LED tail lamps. I don’t know how Mercedes has done it; though the car may be standing still it has a silhouette that depicts an urgency of motion.Mercedes-Benz_CLA-36

The trunk gets a tiny curve upwards that acts as a diffuser. All these design aspects and contour lines etc give the CLA the lowest drag coefficient any sedan has ever seen. With a 0.24 Coefficient of Drag (for the technically- passionate out there) the CLA is the slipperiest car in the MB stable and moves on the road causing barely any disturbance to nature’s elements, which is very good if you ask an aerodynamic geek.

This movement happens on intricately designed 17-inch rims and Continental tyres. Dimensionally the CLA has the same wheelbase as the new C-class- 2699mm. Don’t let this make you think it is based on the C-Class, this car is very much an MFA platform car. One of my favourite aspects of this car is that it comes with frameless doors. That’s right! The windows may be small but roll them down and open the door creates an immediate break in the routine framed door life of this world.

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Interiors

Mercedes-Benz has made a few differences to the interior of the CLA. Yes, it looks very fresh; though it may seem similar to the interiors of the A-Class it is not.What remains the same is the layout but the buttons are clean and new and the screen for the COMAND system has been replaced by a five-inch HD display and has been installed with the latest operating system. The same one we have seen in the new S-Class. The COMAND system now comes pre-loaded with Garmin GPS navigation and web-access via Bluetooth tethering. This feature is only active when the car is not moving but that is no reason to shy away from this beauty. The music system has been provided by Harman/Kardon and their Logic 7 set up.

That’s top notch for a car in this segment, but MB knows what they are up against and compact luxury seems to be the next big thing in the Indian market. The 5 inch HD screen and the new COMAND system go hand in handThe CLA is most likely to be owner driven and is aimed towards the young modern family. Two in the front and two in the back is ideal for this car. The coupe stance of this car does make the rear headroom on the tighter side but I doubt too many tall people will be sitting in the back seat of this car.

That is the trade-off though, sexy car = compromised headroom. It’s a pretty good deal if you ask me. The panoramic sunroof is a great touch. This makes the car look quite spacious, especially for those in the front seat.

The trunk of the CLA is bigger than any customer would imagine. I was quite taken aback when I saw it first in the AMG version. It is 470 litres and can hold quite a bit. If you have bigger stuff well Mercedes has provided the CLA with a folding rear seat so as to make for a bigger trunk. There is a small loading door as well that opens into the cabin of the car via the rear centre arm rest, this can be opened only from the trunk. Check for Mercedes Benz CLA Class in Basna

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Engine

The 2017 Mercedes CLA gets the same 2.0-litre petrol and 2.1-litre diesel engines. The variant we tested had the petrol engine. The powerplant unleashes 183 PS of power along with 300 Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is the same 7G-TRONIC gearbox that we’ve been seeing since quite a while on various Mercs. The petrol CLA has a top speed of 235 km/hr while 0-100 km/hr comes up at a notch below 8 seconds. The diesel engine is the familiar unit we’ve seen on some other Mercedes cars and we’ve always liked the oil-burner.

The petrol engine is super refined. Driveability in the city is stress-free and low-end performance is pretty good. Things get even better post 1500 RPM when the power surge starts to increase. Power delivery feels smooth all the way up to 6000 RPM without the CLA losing its beat. The mid-range is punchy and there is some steam left even at higher RPMs. At high speeds, the gearbox does a great job but it feels a bit confused at city speeds. Also, it has a tendency to upshift very early and the solution to this is to switch from Eco/Comfort to Sport. Sport mode lets you explore the full potential of the car and the exhaust sounds sweet near the redline.

The diesel engine is rather efficient while the petrol is not bad either. The AMG model could be a little more efficient.Apply car loan for Mercedes Benz CLA Class at Fincarz.

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Driving

What surprised me the most was the ride quality. For India, Mercedes has increased the ride height as compared to the global spec car but that doesn’t mean the handling has been compromised. The CLA handles as good as it looks. There is a certain suppleness and fluidity in the suspension setting. What used to be quite a thud in the A-Class has now turned into a minor blip in the CLA. At higher speeds the ride and handling gets even better giving the driver great confidence in the vehicle. Speed breakers are no issue for this car!

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Safety

The car comes with several features and sophisticated safety equipment like the tyre pressure monitoring system, PRE-SAFE system, airbags and ESP (Electronic Stability Program).

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Price in Mumbai

Mercedes Benz CLA Class On Road Price is 37,43,323/- and Ex-showroom Price is 31,70,689/- in Mumbai. Mercedes Benz CLA Class comes in 5 colours, namely Cirrus White,Night Black,Cosmos Black,Jupiter Red,Mountain Grey. Mercedes Benz CLA Class comes with FWD with 2143 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 134 bhp@3600-4400 rpm and Peak Torque 300 Nm@1600-3000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 9.8 seconds . Mercedes Benz CLA Class comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .

Mercedes Benz CLA Class Verdict

The Mercedes CLA gets you a ticket to the high flyers club and it is targeted towards the younger generation, aka the millionaires. The car doesn’t have any major flaws. The looks are unbeatable and it is offered with some attractive colours too, thus guaranteeing you a lot of attention wherever you go, with the tri-star logo giving a good sense of self-pride. The changes aren’t major but they make sure that the Mercedes CLA continues to appeal and doesn’t feel outdated at all.

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H-1B Extension Documents Checklist

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Fortunately, you are able to use the optional premium processing service to expedite your new petition’s processing time to 15 calendar days. Once you have been counted against the cap, you are no longer bound by the lottery dates (i.e. April 1st and October 1st). This means that using premium processing for an H-1B extension may be much more beneficial to your case than it would be if you were filing in the cap, where the mandatory six-month waiting period to start work usually renders premium processing obsolete.

To take advantage of this service, you will need to file an I-907 and $1,410 fee along with your I-129 petition. If the USCIS fails to process your petition in the promised time, you will receive a refund of your premium processing fee and your petition will be processed normally. For H1B Visa Process Visit UT Evaluators.

Keep in mind that the USCIS reserves the right to suspend premium processing for any fiscal year. In fact, they have done so for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal year in order to allow those without premium processing to have their petitions processed. Check with the USCIS news in order to see if this option is available in the year that you are filing.

H-1B Extension Documents Checklist

In order to apply for an H-1B visa extension or renewal, a foreign professional must provide the following extension documents:

1. A valid U.S. passport with the original H1B visa,

2. The I-797 approval notice issued by the USCIS

3. I-94 Arrival/Departure form with a departure date that has not yet expired.

4. Your resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

5. Evidence of employment demonstrated by one of the following:

A. 3 previous paychecks

B. a leave of absence letter or;

C. a letter from employer.

6. University bachelor’s or advanced degree

7. University transcript

8. Academic evaluation

9. Letters of recommendation from prior employers

Extension requests are fairly similar to the original H-1B petition package (i.e. required filing fees, new H forms, new LCA, new employer letter, photocopy of the H-1B approval notice from the original petition, as well as the other supporting documents). tO KNOW MORE INFORMATION ON H1B Visa  visit Spectralreview

However, only 1 copy of each document is required in an extension petition package. The extension request can be submitted up to 6 months before the date upon which the H-1B status is due to expire (despite the fact that the I-129 instructions indicate a 4-month time frame for this).

By law, the timely filing of an extension request automatically “locks in” the foreign national’s legal status and ability to work for the sponsoring employer for a period of 240 days beyond the date upon which the H-1B status expires.

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